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Conservative Values

Pro-life Catholic wins Canadian Conservative leadership race

A Catholic father of five and Member of Parliament (MP) with a strong pro-life and pro-family voting record has become the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. 

In a surprise victory Saturday night, 38-year-old Andrew Scheer won on the final, 13th ballot. He took with 51 percent of the vote compared to frontrunner Maxime Bernier’s 49 percent, after trailing Bernier for the first 12 ballots. The vote took place at the party’s leadership convention in Toronto.

The two other pro-life candidates, Brad Trost and Pierre Lemieux, finished strongly in fourth and seventh places respectively. 

Scheer ran on a campaign to unite conservatives by promoting the “best policies” of the party. Some of his promises on the family and freedom fronts include defunding universities that do not respect freedom of speech, supporting the rights of parents as first educators of their children, and making maternity benefits tax-free. He will attempt to defeat Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2019. 

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